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Country Pursuits and Driving Activities

The Yeaveley Estate
Offers clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting, archery, crossbow shooting, falconry, fly fishing, blitz karts, hovercrafts, 4×4 off roading and quad biking.
near Ashbourne, DE6 2DT
01335 330247 | www.yeaveley-estate.co.uk

Watersports, Mountain Biking and Fly Fishing

Carsington Sports and Leisure
Offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking & canoeing, powerboating, mountain biking and fly fishing.
Carsington Water, Ashbourne, DE6 1ST
01629 540478 | www.carsingtonwater.com

Coarse Fishing
Longford Fishery, Long Lane, Longford, DE6 3DF
tom@longfordfishery.com | www.longfordfishery.com

Golf

Ashbourne Golf Club
Wyaston Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1NB
01335 342078 | www.ashbournegolfclub.co.uk

Brailsford Golf Course
Pools Head Lane, Brailsford, Ashbourne, DE6 3BU
01335 360096 | www.brailsfordgolfcourse.co.uk

Horse Riding

Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre
Bradnop, near Leek, ST13 7EZ
01538 304433 | www.beaverhall.co.uk

Tissington Trekking Centre
Tissington Wood Farm, Tissington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1RD
01335 350276 | www.tissingtontrekkingcentre.co.uk

Bike Hire

Peak Cycle Hire
Mapleton Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 2AA
01335 343156 | www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/cycle-hire-centres/ashbourne

Climbing

Rock and Ice
Organises rock climbing, mountaineering, scrambling, potholing. bouldering and caving.
0800 612 6603 | www.rockandice.net

Alter Rock Climbing Wall
St. James Church, Malcolm Street, Derby, DE23 8LU
01332 367200 | www.alter-rock.co.uk

High Ropes Courses

Go Ape!
Buxton Country Park, Pooles Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH
0843 249 7305 | www.goape.co.uk/days-out/buxton

Paintballing and Laser Tag

Wild Park Derbyshire
Also offers quad bike trekking, archery, orienteering and blindfold driving.
Middle Wild Park Farm, Brailsford, Ashbourne, DE6 3BN
01335 360485 | www.wildparkbrailsford.com

Pampering

Glo Pamper
For pampering in the comfort of your property, there is a range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and remember to quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
020 7096 0385 | https://www.glo-pamper.co.uk/

Georgia’s Health & Beauty Salon
01335 346664 | info@georgiashealthandbeautysalon.co.uk | www.georgiashealthandbeautysalon.co.uk

Sally Montague
01332 331133 | www.sallymontague.co.uk/salons/ashbourne/

Hoar Cross Hall Spa
01283 575 671 | www.hoarcross.co.uk

Wine Tasting

Thirty Fifty
020 8288 0314 | info@thirtyfifty.co.uk | www.thirtyfifty.co.uk

Corporate Events

Off Limits
Off Limits is an event company specialising in providing an extensive range of activities, team building exercises, evening entertainment and bespoke events throughout the UK and abroad, with a “can do” approach. Mention “kate & tom’s” when booking.
01773 766 050 | www.offlimits.co.uk

Top Things to Do for Children

Carsington Sports and Leisure

Carsington Water is a great day out, with an adventure playground, bird-watching and watersports all on offer.
Carsington Water, Ashbourne, DE6 1ST
01629 540478 | www.carsingtonwater.com

Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre

Love horses? Head to Beaver Hall Equestrian, which runs pony rides for children as young as two years and riding lessons for children from the age of six.
Bradnop, near Leek, ST13 7EZ
01538 304433 | www.beaverhall.co.uk

Wild Park Derbyshire

For the bigger kids, Wild Park offers laser tag, archery and junior quad bike trekking.
Middle Wild Park Farm, Brailsford, Ashbourne, DE6 3BN
01335 360485 | www.wildparkbrailsford.com

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood

Explore the delights of 17th-century craftsmanship at this impressive country home. Then, at the museum, learn what it was really like to grow up in the olden days – be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil.
Sudbury, Ashbourne, DE6 5HT
01283 585305 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sudbury-hall-and-museum-of-childhood

Alton Towers

One of the UK’s top theme parks, less than twenty minutes’ drive from Birdsgrove House.
Alton, ST10 4DB
0871 222 3330 | www.altontowers.com

The Heights of Abraham

A fantastic hilltop park, reached by a scenic cable car journey over Derwent Valley. Once you’re at the top, you can take an exciting guided tour of the underground caverns and learn about fossils, geology and local history at the exhibition centre.
Matlock Bath, DE4 3NT
01629 582365 | www.heightsofabraham.com

Top Places to Visit

Ashbourne

Less than two miles away from Birdsgrove House, you’ll find Ashbourne, a market town with a rich history and more than two hundred listed buildings. The cobbled medieval market-place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. The town also has good shopping and plenty of great pubs and restaurants. The Tissington Trail, which starts just outside Ashbourne, is a very pleasant route to walk or cycle, passing very close to the beautiful villages of Dovedale, Tissington and Hartington. More information on the trail can be found at: www.peakdistrictinformation.com/visits/tisstrail.php. Dovedale Ravine is a bit futher out from Ashbourne but is well worth a visit. As well as taking in some fantastic scenery, you can hop across the river on the quirky Victorian stepping stones and look out for fossilised sea creatures hidden in the limestone. It’s also a popular spot for fishing.

Derby

Derby is less than half an hour’s drive from Birdsgrove House and has all the shopping, culture and nightlife you’d expect to find in a major city. Derby’s three museums have some fascinating exhibits and it also has an exceptionally beautiful cathedral. Kedleston Hall, just outside Derby, is a spectacular 18th century mansion, run by the National Trust. The Hall was used as a set for the film ‘The Duchess‘ and houses an impressive collection of artwork, sculpture and original furnishings. The grounds are also fantastic for picnicking.

Kedleston Hall
near Quarndon, Derby, DE22 5JH
01332 842191 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall

Leek

Known as the ‘Queen of the Staffordshire Moorlands’, Leek is a former textile town with a long and fascinating history. Clustered around a stone-cobbled market square, its well-preserved architecture and historical links with the Napoleonic Wars and the Arts and Crafts movement make it a popular destination for an interesting town walk. Highlights include buildings associated with writer, artist and designer William Morris, who came to Leek to study dyeing and printing techniques in the 1870s, plus stained glass designed by Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones in the Parish Church of St Edward the Confessor. Traditional markets abound, both indoors in the beautifully restored Victorian Butter Market and outdoors in the Market Place, offering everything from general goods, antiques and collectables to fine foods and special ‘Totally Locally’ Sunday markets. And when it comes to wining and dining, you can choose from a tempting selection of cafés, real ale pubs and restaurants

Matlock Bath

The village of Matlock Bath is a popular tourist resort, around 25 minutes’ drive from the house. It’s best known for The Heights of Abraham, a hilltop park reached by a cable car journey across the picturesque Derwent River Valley. Once you’re at the top, the park offers guided tours of its cave systems and has a museum of exciting exhibits on history, geology and paleontology. There’s also a good cafe, picnicking space, and shops selling gems, fossils and gifts.

The Heights of Abraham
Matlock Bath, DE4 3NT
01629 582365 | www.heightsofabraham.com

Uttoxeter

A little market town twenty minutes’ drive from Birdsgrove House, best known for its popular racecourse. Markets are held in the town centre every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with an extra farmers’ market on the second Saturday of each month.

Uttoxeter Racecourse
Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8BD
01889 562561 | www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk